The Mornin' Mail is published every weekday except major holidays
Wednesday, October 28, 1998 Volume VII, Number 94

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The United Way and the Precioius Moments Fountain of Angels are offering a special evening perfomance Thursday, Oct. 29 at 8 p.m. Adults are $6 and children 4-12 are $3, children under 3 are free. For more information call 1-800-543-7975, or 358-7599.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Chamber of Commerce would like to thank everyone who helped make this year's Maple Leaf Festival a huge success. There are so many great volunteers who helped this year and without all of them, events such as this one would not be possible.

today's laugh

A Voice-"Mary, what are you doing out there?"

Mary-"I'm looking at the moon, mother."

Voice-"Well, tell the moon to go home, and come in off that porch. It's half-past eleven."


Visitor-"And what are you going to do when you grow up dear?"

Joshua-"I'm going to raise mint."


Joshua-"Yes, that's where Daddy says all our money comes from."


Jimmy-"If a boy is a lad and he has a step father, is the boy a step-ladder?"

A Chronological Record of Events as they have Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.

Silver Wedding Anniversary.

Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Goldstein celebrated their silver wedding anniversary last night in elaborate style at their handsome home on Garrison avenue. Over 200 guests greeted the honored and respected couple and everything went merry as the proverbial marriage bell.

The large yard was illuminated with gasoline torches, and the porch hung with evergreen and smilax. The Light Guard band was stationed in a vine-covered arbor north of the house and played throughout the evening. Mr. and Mrs. Goldstein stood on the front porch and there received congratulations from the arriving guests.

The house was decorated beautifully throughout with ferns, evergreens and flowers, Mrs. J.D. Plummer and Mr. Henry Mosely deserving credit for the work.

Miss Posine Morris, the accomplished young pianist of Butler, played during the evening.

  Today's Feature

New County Officials Take Oath of Office.

Jasper County Clerk Margie Bull administered the Oath of Office to Art Wilson as interim County Collector and Ben Johnson as Eastern District Commissioner yesterday at the Carthage Jasper County Courthouse. Wilson replaced Stephen Holt who was removed from office and Johnson replaced Mike Cloud who resigned. Johnson and Wilson were both appointed by Gov. Mel Carnahan.

Johnson, who currently works for Eagle Picher Industries, Inc., told the Mornin' Mail that he will work half days at the Courthouse until about the first of the year. He will then take early retirement from Eagle Picher and be able to work full time as a Commissioner.

Johnson also says he has committed to the local Democrat Party and to Gov. Carnahan that he will run on the Democrat ticket when his appointed term expires.

Wilson is hoping to have the Collector's Office open today or tomorrow. Yesterday he was waiting for notification for the required $700,000 bond to be approved. A state audit is required before the office becomes fully operational.


Just Jake Talkin'

Representatives of artCentral met with the Planning, Zoning, and Historic Preservation Commission in the latter part of Monday's meeting. They were seekin' some guidance in how to proceed with their desire to move their headquarters to the Hyde house on E. 13th.

The Commission advised that they were lookin' at options to broaden the scope of Special Use Permits and artCentral might have that option soon. Special Use Permits are currently pretty much restricted to Bed & Breakfasts, Day Care Centers, and Care Facilities. The permits allow these businesses to operate in a residential district.

The Commission requested a list of activities that will be anticipated by the art group and another meeting to discuss the modification of Special Use Permits was scheduled for next Monday evenin'. Council approval would be required for changes.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin'.



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Weekly Column

Intro to the Internet

There are a lot of great reasons to use the Internet. Here’s a couple of reasons why most people spend time on-line.

* Electronic Mail- Ask anyone who uses it and they’ll tell you life wouldn’t be the same without it . Electronic Mail ( or E/Mail) is a great way of communicating on the Internet. Not only can you send and receive letters but you can also attach documents ( files, ect.) to your messages.

* Research - The Internet holds an enormous amount of information from all corners of the earth. You can access on-line Encyclopedias, Libraries, Ect. to gain information on almost any topic you might be looking for. Once you find that information, you can print it (as well as any pictures you might see) or save it to a disk.

* Business - Look up telephone numbers in an interactive phone book, access competitor sites, track UPS of Fedex packages, plan a business trip, or simply order a pizza on-line. The list of things that could help you at work is endless!

* Advertising - for a small fee you can put your own company on-line! Advertise your product where up to 50 million people could have access to it.

* Internet communications - Create a secure (employee only) Internet site where you could store data and information useful to your employees.



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